Successful seminar on Language in Minority/ised Language Media

Images from the seminar available here.

Joint Research Seminar: ‘Language in Minority/ised Language Media’

10th – 11th July 2013

Aberystwyth University, Wales

The joint research seminar on Language in Minority/ised Language Media, held at  Aberystwyth University from 10-11 July 2013, and co-organised by the CTTS was a great success.

This research seminar was  co-organised by Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Mercator Institute at Aberystwyth University and Dr Eithne O’Connell, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies and member of the Research Centre for Translation and Textual Studies at Dublin City University.

The aim of the two day event was to provide an opportunity for researchers to present papers and ideas that focus on the linguistic aspects of minority/ised language media studies with a view to developing a publication on this topic.

Speakers, who included younger and more established academics, came from Columbia, Wales, Catalonia, Belgium, Scotland, The Basque Country, England and Ireland and the languages discussed ranged from Maori to South American Indian languages. Three CTTS research members participated and delivered papers: SALIS senior lecturer, Eithne O’Connell and her research students, Yvonne Igoe and  Reglindis De Ridder. The other speakers were:

Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones (Prifysgol Aberystwyth): ‘Permeable and impermeable linguistic borders in minoritised language media landscapes’

Enrique Uribe Jongbloed (Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia): Production Cultures and Identities in Minority Language Broadcasters

Reinald Besalú (Universitat Pompeu Fabre, Catalonia): The non-Catalan speaking audience and its relationship with TV3 / CCMA in Catalonia.

Reglindis De Ridder (Dublin City University): Belgian Dutch subtitles as language planning

Helen Davies (Prifysgol Aberystwyth): Analysis of S4C’s provision for young Welsh-English bilinguals

Yvonne Igoe (Dundalk Institute of Technology/Dublin City University): Reading Irish language current affairs television: discourse and dialect(s)

Rhodri ap Dyfrig (Prifysgol Aberystwyth): Multiplatform Engagement and Participatory Culture in Welsh

Greg Bevan (Prifysgol Aberystwyth/University of Abersythwyth): Sianel 62 – In the Language or for the Language?

Gorka  Salces (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / University of the Basque Country)  ‘The Basques and Media: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes, Habits and Opinions.

Catrìona NicNèill  (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, UHI, Scotland): Scottish Gaelic Media and the family.

Siôn Richards (Prifysgol Aberystwyth/University of Aberystwyth): Hyper Local Welsh Broadcasting: Changing the Traditional.

Philippa Law (Queen Mary, University of London): Designing participative Welsh-language media content for a diverse audience

Ruth Lysaght (NUIM) Challenges and Strategies of Maori TV and TG4 (delivered in absentia)